Articles by News of Pelham

  • EcoWise: Huguenot Says No to Waste

    Posted in EcoWise Column on May 11, 2018 | No Comments

    By Cathy Taylor Huguenot Memorial Church went zero waste last month, which means the entire building is now recycling, reusing or composting all discarded items, from apple cores to plates, cups to paper towels. The initiative also includes the Huguenot Nursery School and Spotlight Gymnastics, which operate out of Huguenot. “It only made sense if […]

  • EcoWise: A Way for Educators to Embrace Earth Day

    Posted in EcoWise Column on April 13, 2018 | No Comments

    By Cathy Taylor This year’s Earth Day, on Sunday, April 22, is focusing on a theme familiar to readers of EcoWise: ending plastic pollution. In fact, Earth Day organizers want it gone by 2020, which, not coincidentally, is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. That’s not a lot of time to rid the world of […]

  • EcoWise: Affordable Solar Energy Set to Come to Pelham

    Posted in EcoWise Column on March 30, 2018 | No Comments

    Discounted solar energy is finally coming to the Town of Pelham through the Solarize Westchester program. The deadline for homeowners to sign a solar contract is June 4. The model takes advantage of economies of scale in individual municipalities to bring down the installation cost of solar for interested residents and commercial property owners. “[Solarize Pelham] […]

  • EcoWise: Don’t Just Recycle…Reduce

    Posted in EcoWise Column on February 01, 2018 | No Comments

    The recent decision by the Village of Pelham to return to weekly from biweekly recycling pickup – after residents asked for the change in the new garbage contract – is just one indication that most households in the broader Town of Pelham dutifully recycle their plastic, paper and metal. Recycling is to be encouraged. But […]

  • EcoWise: Village of Pelham Moves Closer to Environmental Sustainability Commitment

    Posted in EcoWise Column on January 16, 2018 | No Comments

    One of EcoPel’s bedrock goals is to raise the environmental consciousness of local government officials in support of policies that promote a greener, cleaner Pelham. Recently, the Village of Pelham has moved steps closer to that goal as its Board of Trustees explores the creation of a sustainability advisory board (SAB). Such a body would […]

  • EcoWise: The Case Against Plastic Straws

    Posted in EcoWise Column on November 06, 2017 | No Comments

    When it comes to pollution, the plastic straw is an afterthought. But it shouldn’t be. In fact, the humble straw creates big environmental problems. As the students involved with Pelham Eliminates Plastics noted at their October launch event at The Picture House, people in the U.S. alone use 500 million straws per day. (Source: Be […]

  • EcoWise: Elementary Schools Teach ABC’s of Composting

    Posted in EcoWise Column on September 19, 2017 | No Comments

    As the school year begins, Colonial School will become the second Pelham elementary school to start a composting program in its lunchroom. Siwanoy School began composting last year and is looking forward to building on its early success. In so doing, both schools are teaching students a valuable lesson: that food waste doesn’t have to […]

  • EcoWise: Traveling Green

    Posted in EcoWise Column on July 23, 2017 | No Comments

    Ah, vacation! It’s a time to set aside day-to-day routines – and that often includes all of those good, green habits we’ve established when we’re home. But with minimal effort, you can help the environment and still have fun. In this column, EcoPel offers up some ideas to help you and your family travel green. […]

  • EcoWise: From Coffee Cups to Cardboard: Ten Tips to Better Recycling

    Posted in EcoWise Column on June 04, 2017 | No Comments

    Most Pelham households are diligent about putting out their recyclables for weekly curbside collection. But recycling correctly is harder than it looks – as anyone who has spent time studying the garbage knows. Can I throw in that ice cream container? (Yes.) Those empty prescription vials? (Yes.) Those plastic forks, knives, and spoons? (No.) Here […]

  • Rosemary Maggiore Chats with Melissa Eustace about Shrimp Curry and EcoPel

    Posted in Recipes on April 14, 2016 | No Comments

    I had the pleasure of meeting Melissa Eustace recently who really is one of those people I wish I were more like. Having grown up in DC and the Bahamas and then going to college in Montreal, Melissa has acquired an eclectic palate so when we decided to cook together, I brought out my curry recipe.